This 23 slide PowerPoint provides insight on how to help students develop better introductions and conclusions for both opinion and explanatory writing. Struggling writers often benefit from these fun "SMURFS" examples of introductions and conclusions. A variety of strategies are provided with examples, cooperative partner practice, and practice quiz activities.
This product can be utilized for grades 3-6 and aligns with Common Core Standards.
*W5.2a Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, group related information logically.
W5.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
W5.2e Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.